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an organism that consists of a single cell that does not have a nucleus

prokaryote

2

a form of asexual reproduction in single-celled organism by which one cell divides into two cells of the same size

binary fission

3

a thick-walled protective spore that forms inside a bacterial cell and resist harsh conditions

endospore

4

the biological treatment of hazardous waste by living organisms

bioremediation

5

medicine used to kill bacteria and other microorganisms

antibiotic

6

bacteria that cause disease

pathogenic bacteria

7

a microscopic particle that gets inside a cell and often destroys the cell

virus

8

an organism from which a parasite takes food or shelter

host

9

a disease causing bacterium; rod shaped

bacilli

10

spherical; don't dry out easily

cocci

11

long spiral; use flagella at both ends to move like a corkscrew

spirilla

12

the chemical processes by which atmospheric nitrogen is assimilated into organic compounds, especially by certain microorganisms as part of the nitrogen cycle.

Nitrogen fixation